BU offers Eco-Quest

For immediate release: March 26, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University invites those interested in participating in the Eco-Quest race to start preparing.

The seventh annual race, part of the River Town Races Series, will be held on Saturday, April 21. The off-road triathlon event, open to one- and three-person teams, will consist of 2.5 miles of paddling, 5 miles of running, on both road and trail, and 10 miles of biking on trails. Individuals competing alone in the Ironman division will participate in all the events, one after another; those on a three-person team will have one member paddle, one run and one bike.

Canoes and equipment are available for rent through Canoe Susquehanna, but only a limited number are available. A refundable deposit is required on all borrowed equipment. Those using their own boats must have a current registration with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Participants must provide their own bikes and helmets.

The pre-registration deadline is Saturday, March 31. Participants who sign up prior to the deadline will receive a T-shirt and a discounted registration fee. The registration fee for a three-person team is $65 before March 31 and $100 on the day of the race; the cost for a participant in the Ironman or Ironwoman division is $30 before March 31 or $40 on the day of the race. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.